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Dragonfight (Warren A. Stevens, 1990)

Here is a recipe for you:

1. Take a handful of wildly different genres
2. Take a complete lack of understanding of the most basic storytelling methods
3. Mash with fist until you have an uneven, unpalatable, beige paste.

This is how I imagine Dragonfight was conceived.

Here is the plot: Corporations start betting money and stock on modern-day gladiatorial fights. But when Falchion, a champion combatant, decides he can no longer compete it throws his adversary, the monstrous Lochaber, into a rage. Lochaber hunts Falchion across a desert, killing innocent people in the hope to drive Falchion to change his mind and face him in the ultimate showdown.

Pretty straight forward right? And sound pretty cool sounding too. Yet the complete lack of any kind of storytelling skill mangles what should be an efficient action movie. Actually, I'm not even going to say it is the storytelling that is the prime concern but the inability to relay even the most basic information. It took me nearly 25 …

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